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Coordinator - Starfish Children's Mental Health Program

Job no: 493160
Work type: Maximum Term (Full-Time/Defined End Date)
Location: Deception Bay
Categories: Counselling & Psychology, Management

At yourtown, our mission is to enable young people, especially those who are marginalised and without voice, to improve their quality of life. Our services include Kids Helpline, mental health support for children and young people, training and employment services, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

We’re starting an exciting transformation journey and we need your help to achieve our lofty goals. We’re transforming how we work so we can create even better experiences for the young people who need us. We will be an even more accessible, safe, and empowering place so we can help more young people in deeper and more meaningful ways.

About the role

As part of the Family Support Services (SE Qld) leadership team, the Starfish Coordinator works collaboratively to create an inclusive and supportive workplace. You will be responsible for leading the delivery of our Starfish Program to improve the mental health and socio-emotional wellbeing of children and support families increased awareness about their children’s mental health needs.

Starfish is an early intervention support service for individuals aged up to 18 years, and their families. The program delivers free one-off information and support, short as well as long term counselling responses, group work and community education.

Your day to day will involve:

• Lead the day-to-day delivery of the program and direct line management of the team
• Lead the ongoing development and review of programs in line with contractual requirements and client practice frameworks
• Oversee the delivery of flexible, responsive services that meet individual and family needs and utilise infant, child, youth and family appropriate strategies including supported, supervised and risk assessed outreach and virtual service delivery
• Lead the development, delivery and evaluation of group work programs
• Screen, assess and respond to incoming referrals, allocate cases and complete intake processes
• Facilitate case review meetings and provide resources to enhance practice
• Undertake effective critical decision making in relation to the needs of clients and families
• Support a small caseload as required, including undertaking outreach work
• Coordinate and complete program reports
• Ensure delivery of service is consistent with yourtown mission and values and aligns with compliance frameworks and practices
• Develop and maintain community networks

This position will be appointed on a full-time maximum term basis ending 30 June 2023.

About you:

If you decide to rise to the challenge and join us on this journey, you’ll need to be resilient, determined, kind and fair.

Successful candidates will bring:

• Bachelor degree in social work, psychology or similar and a minimum of 4 years’ experience delivering mental health and wellbeing programs
• Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with children and young people at risk of developing and/or experiencing mental health issues
• Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a multidisciplinary team
• Demonstrated skills in understanding theory in clinical assessment, case formulation and planning, counselling and therapeutic interventions and capacity to provide culturally appropriate responses to clients
• Experience in planning, implementing and facilitating individual support and group programs for children and young people who are experiencing, or at risk of developing mental health
• Ability to work both independently and within a team environment, with sound problem solving skills
• Excellent communication, negotiation and report writing skills, including the ability to impart knowledge

If you have an agile and flexible mindset and are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and families we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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